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Pakistan’s fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar made his big name in the world of cricket. He is one of the fastest bowlers in the world
Whenever there is talk of speed in the world of cricket, one name definitely comes to mind, Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar (Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Akhtar’s ball, popularly known as Rawalpindi Express, proved to be fatal at times. The batsmen trembled in front of him. Shoaib made many big records in his career and established himself as a successful bowler. Akhtar credits this success to India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. (Sachin Tendulkar) give to.
Shoaib Akhtar recently told in a conversation with Sports Keeda that after Allah, he gives the credit for the success of his career to Sachin Tendulkar. Referring to a match of the Asian Test Championship in the year 1991, he told how one match changed his entire career.
Akhtar credits Sachin for success after Allah
Referring to the conversation with fellow player Saqlain Mushtaq before the match, Shoaib Akhtar said, ‘I had asked Saqlain Mushtaq then who is called the God of cricket. He told me the name of Sachin. I then asked him what would happen if I got Sachin out. He further said, ‘After this Mushtaq told that he gets Sachin out for the last two Tests. In such a situation a friendly war started between me and them. I got fame overnight after getting Sachin out. If anyone has made me a star after Allah, it is Tendulkar.
Sachin was bowled on the ball of reverse swing
Talking about that wicket, Akhtar said, ‘When Sachin was coming to bat on the pitch, Wasim Akram advised me to reverse swing. Wasim said that after the ball hits the pitch, it should end on the stumps. I was very excited to get Sachin out, when I started the run-up I was very focused because I didn’t want to do anything wrong. As soon as I saw Sachin’s backlift during the run-up, I understood what to do. The backlift was too high and the ball was swinging quite a bit reverse. As a result, the ball fell on the pitch and came inwards quickly and he became clean bowled. With this wicket, he had become a hero in his country.